Mohamed Elyas is a full-time research fellow at Holmes Institute. He has been tasked to build-up a new cyber security research centre for Holmes. The centre reflects Holmes commitment towards research and development and aims to contribute to theory and practice in cyber security. It also aims to cultivate a scholarly culture among the students and gear the institution towards research and development alongside its long-standing educational role. Further, Mohamed is leading a major research project in the security of the Internet of Things (IoT).
Prior to joining Holmes, Mohamed worked for a couple of years in a specialised cyber security firm, where he was responsible for the security and administration of the company’s IT infrastructure, and providing multi-factor authentication and secure SSL support to corporate clients. Prior, he worked for about four years as a residential college tutor for IT at Melbourne University. Mohamed completed a bachelor with honours degree in mathematics and computer science, masters in cyber security, and PhD in cyber security and forensics.